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Bandits attack lawmakers in Nasarawa

Mr Tsebe told journalists in Akwanga that he and two other legislators in the house of assembly narrowly escaped assassination during the attack.

• September 2, 2021
Police Inspector General, Usman Baba and Bandits
Police Inspector General, Usman Baba Alkali and Bandits

The police have confirmed an attack on a member of the Nasarawa House of Assembly, Samuel Tsebe.

But Mr Tsebe told journalists in Akwanga that he and two other legislators in the house of assembly narrowly escaped assassination during the attack.

He explained that he was shot at while driving to Lafia from Akwanga with two other legislators (David Maiyaki (APC-Karu/Gitata) and Peter Akwe (PDP- Obi 1).

Mr Tsebe represents the Akwanga South constituency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“When we are approaching Wowyen village along Akwanga-Lafia road between the Police Mobile Training College at Ende Hills, and the village towards the bridge, I heard a gunshot at the driver’s side of my car in which I was the one driving,” Mr Tsebe narrated. “The bullet broke down the glasses of my car. The shot was targeted at the driver in which I was the one driving. This gave me the suspicion that someone was monitoring my movement and knew that I was the one driving.”

The lawmaker insisted that the attack was “more of an assassination attempt.”

“I have informed the police on the assassination attempt,” said Mr Tsebe.

Police spokesman Ramhan Nansel confirmed that the lawmaker reported the incident to police commissioner Adesina Soyemi.

According to Mr Nansel, the legislator reported that he was attacked along Akwanga-Lafia road at about 10:00 a.m on Wednesday.

Mr Nansel further stated that the police commissioner deployed the anti-kidnapping unit to comb the area immediately, and one suspect was arrested.

(NAN)

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